By Becky Plummer Senior Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP in London
Happy Ada Lovelace Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) who’ve come before us. It’s also a day to look to the future.
“Engineering is just a tool and anyone can use it. It’s not limited to super geniuses.” — Saura Naderi
My earliest memory of using technology is playing with a Teddy Ruxpin, this little teddy bear that could move around and tell stories, and his friend who was a worm. I would put a tape cassette in their backs, push “play,” and their mouths would open and they’d talk to each other. I think I was about four. There’s a video of me having these two animatronic toys talk to each other.
We pushed ourselves to look beyond the responsibility of our operational footprint into other areas throughout the value chain. We’ve forged stronger partnerships across our own teams and with customers, suppliers, business partners and nongovernmental organizations to achieve our goals.
Integrating sustainability – in its multiple facets – into the business is about realizing where the intersection of the world’s social and environmental challenges meet K-C’s business imperatives.
“I’ve always liked creating things that are autonomous; it’s like giving life to this thing that’s going to interact with its environment.” — Guy Kayombya
My earliest memory of working with technology is in the fourth grade. I grew up in Nairobi , Kenya, and lucky for me, my school had a computer lab. I remember being drawn to its computers. And then my teacher introduced us to programming. What’s fun about programming is that you get to create things that can then run by themselves.
My passion for technology and science actually started when I was a kid. I'm one of five kids, and I am the only girl. So I have had the pleasure of blowing up things and setting off rockets and doing kind of all of those guys' things since I was a little girl.